[DML] Re: R134 Freon @ $6.40 Per Can
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[DML] Re: R134 Freon @ $6.40 Per Can

All hoses, even new ones leak. The older they get the more they leak. And since on a Delorean you have so much hose, as they get old they leak a lot! Running -134 at higher pressures and hotter temperatures just hastens the process. The original hoses were never intended to last 30 years in any case. Newer "barrier type" hoses have an internal core that is more leakproof than the older type hoses. I agree that in replacing the hoses there is always the chance you can do collateral damage but when the hose does leak you have no choice. And the hoses WILL leak. I consider it PM just as you would change cooling system hoses and belts BEFORE they go bad. Anyone contemplating getting their "dead" A/C going should replace the hoses because that is probably why there is no refrigerant in the system!
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> To tell others that hose replacement is mandatory is not good advice. Not only do new hoses cost money, and require time/effort for installation, but there is a very real risk of damaging components such as the condensor and evaporator wrenching on their fittings (can I hear an "Amen" Farrar?).
> Far more prudent, and cost/time effective, is to flush, vacuum, and recharge an existing system. If it holds freon, you have saved yourself money, effort, and potentially a real headache (can I hear an "Amen" Farrar?).
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "soma576" <lienan82@> wrote:
> >
> > Bill, you got lucky with your hoses. Most everyone else experiences slow leaks. To say "anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong " is not good advice. The hoses are cheap, easy to put in, and will guarantee a leak free system. 
> > 
> > Andy
> >


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